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Ulster Folk and Transportation Museum

Address: | Cultura, Holywood, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Holywood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I brought our 2 children here yesterday (21 feb 2015). Our daughter is 8 and our son is 4 and both of them thoroughly enjoyed their day at the transport museum. My husband and I didn't realise that we would be permitted to board some of the old trains or that we would be able to participate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Spent the day here with four kids under 7 and they had a ball! Wide variety of houses and lifestyles to learn about firsthand and see the past in action! Children really enjoyed it! Lots of walking in the rural area so young kids bring a buggy. V nice guides, (one v nice police man whol told us all about... More 

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Marvellous selection of period properties covering every aspect of urban and rural life in bygone years. I look forward to the day when it is a totally "living" attraction, as in Scandanavian countries viz Stockholm where, for example, an whole island, with transport being horse/cart and the bakery etc run as going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Good for the history and a nice day doing something outside a good laugh posing for pics at the old cars and busses and in the old houses very well done only go on a dry day as there is little cover

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had a lovely day here in September with our Border Collie. We only went to the Folk part of the museum but it was incredibly interesting (especially the byre dwelling) & it was lovely to walk around - very peaceful. But for us it was the staff at the museum which made our day, from start to finish you... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Visited just the Folk Museum part of this attraction with 5 friends. Wonderful reflection of past Ulster life as the museum has a village comprising buildings dismantled and transported from various parts of Ulster and reconstructed. There's an amazing variety ranging from labourers' one-ups / one-downs and two-ups and two-downs, through a carpenter's shop, a bicycle repair shop, a coal... More 

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Portslade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having many good memories of visiting the museums when I was very young, I was quite keen to go back again recently. It certainly did not disappoint! The Folk Museum is very interesting, although I would recommend going in summer as there is a lot of wandering around outside! The Transport Museum is equally as good, although unfortunately part of... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went with my girlfriend who remembered it fondly as a child. The folk museum was well maintained, impressively managed, interactive and informative and was lovely strolling around leisurely. The transport museum was a little more dry, but housed an impressive collection of vehicles and information if you enjoy that kind of thing. Reasonable price of £11 to get admission to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited the transport museum with my nephews over Christmas. The older bit is shut for a refurb. But the train gallery was very popular with the 4 and 6 year old boys. Lots of big trains to climb on. The Titanic bit is quite good but obviously outclassed by the Titanic museum up the road in Belfast. The cars... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Super day crafting with Jenny Hadley making learning a traditional craft rag ruging with a terrific modern application for the season Rag Wreath. Terrific tutor and a lovely group of people. Jenny was extremely knowledgable and make the busy day just fly. For those that like making check out they have a lot of very talented tutors. Terrific day

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